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Series Rules

BAMACROSS is USA Cycling Sanctioned.  You must either have an annual USA Cycling license or purchase a 1-day license

Individual Racer & Bike Rules:

YOU MUST WEAR A HELMET IF YOU ARE ON A BIKE AT THE RACE, RACING OR NOT.

YOU MAY USE ANY BICYCLE TYPE YOU WISH AS LONG AS IT IS HUMAN POWERED AND HAS FRONT AND REAR BRAKES.

YOU MAY USE ONLY ITEMS FROM THE PIT WHICH YOU PLACED IN THE PIT. NO OUTSIDE ASSISTANCE MAY BE PROVIDED WHILE ON COURSE. YOU MAY UTILIZE A PIT CREW IN THE PIT AREA ONLY.

YOU MAY NEVER REVERSE TRAVEL ON THE COURSE. YOU MAY NEVER CUT THE COURSE TO THE PIT.

IF YOUR NUMBER IS NOT PINNED RIGHT SIDE UP OR IS NOT ON THE PROPER SIDE YOU WILL NOT BE SCORED.

IF YOU ARE NOT PRESENT FOR RACE ROLL CALL YOU WILL NOT BE SCORED.

Series Numbers

YOU WILL USE THE SAME NUMBER THROUGHOUT THE SERIES. YOU WILL HAVE A HIP NUMBER AND A SHOULDER NUMBER. YOU MUST KEEP YOUR RACE NUMBER AND USE IT FOR EACH OF THE 7 RACES. IF YOU LOSE YOUR NUMBER, YOU WILL BE ISSUED A NEW ONE AT REGISTRATION FOR 5 DOLLARS.

BAMACROSS series Points Rules:

Place Masters 35/45 | JR

Men Cat 3/4 | Wmn Cat 4

Cat 5/5 35+

SS

Cat 2 Men Cat 1-2 |

Wmn Cat 1-2

1st 70 points 60 points 90 points 120 points
2nd 63 points 54 points 81 points 108 points
3rd 56 points 48 points 72 points 96 points
4th 49 points 42 points 63 points 84 points
5th 44 points 37 points 58 points 76 points
6th 39 points 32 points 53 points 68 points
7th 34 points 27 points 48 points 60 points
8th 29 points 22 points 43 points 52 points
9th 26 points 19 points 40 points 48 points
10th 23 points 16 points 37 points 44 points
11th 20 points 13 points 34 points 42 points
12th 17 points 10 points 31 points 40 points
13th 16 points 9 points 30 points 38 points
14th 15 points 8 points 29 points 36 points
15th 14 points 7 points 28 points 34 points
16th+ 7 points 3 points 14 points 19 points
DNF 0 points 0 points 0 points 0 points

Points will be awarded to all finishers in each race.

The BAMACROSS official’s results will be used to determine the series points. No Changes will be made to the BAMACROSS results. You must dispute the results within 24 HOURS OF POSTING. Top ten results will be posted race day, the remainder of placings will be posted on the BAMACROSS website by the following Wednesday. Please do not contact the director of the series with requested changes until the results are posted.

Points may be transferred between categories in the event of a category upgrade. Masters points or Singlespeed cannot be transferred. Example: Cat 3 race points may be carried forward to the Cat 1-2 race series. Junior points may be transferred only in the event of a race length increase.

In the event of a tie in the point’s standings, the rider with the higher place at the FINALE will break the tie.

“Bunny Hopping” the barriers is allowed. However, you should actually be good at it. If you can’t clear the barriers, please don’t try.

You must be present at the Series finale to claim your series prize.

The series coordinator will keep the official points series standings on the series web site. Any rule interpretations or rule changes are at the director’s sole discretion.

Warming up on the course while it is closed will result in losing all previous series points. You will roll back to zero. The course will be open before races begin and between races only. The race director will announce when the course is open.

Categories

If a racer requires a category upgrade to race the appropriate category it is their responsibility to obtain the upgrade prior to the race through USA Cycling.  Sometimes upgrades can be done at races at the digression of the race promotor. To obtain an upgrade contact Jason Lackey.  Mandatory USA Cycling upgrades will be enforced for riders who are determined to be racing under their ability.

Race Order and Length (See specific race flyer for start times):

Category Duration Fee/ Race Day Fee
HS Boys
HS Girls
JH Boys
JH Girls
Wmn Cat 4
30 Min $10/$15
$10/$15
$10/$15
$10/$15
$25/$30
Masters 35
Masters 45
45 Min $25/$30
$25/$30
Wmn Cat 1-3
Men Cat 3/4
Singlespeed
45 min $25/$30
$25/$30
$25/$30
Kids Race Short Course Free
Men Cat 1-2
Men Cat 3
60 Min $25/$30
$25/$30
Men Cat 5
Men Cat 5 35+
30 Min $25/$30
$25/$30

Bamacross will donate a portion of the each Junior’s race fee to the junior racers’ affiliated Alabama mountain bike team.

Race Awards:

Cahaba Cycles, Brick Alley Bikes, Wig’s Wheels, Bike Link and Bob’s Bikes have all stepped up to support BAMACROSS and will be providing gift cards for podium awards.

Category Prizes
HS Boys
HS Girls
JH Boys
JH Girls
Wmn Cat 4
$30/$20/$10
$30/$20/$10
$30/$20/$10
$30/$20/$10
$30/$20/$10
Masters 35
Masters 45
$30/$20/$10
$30/$20/$10
Wmn Cat 1-3
Men Cat 3/4
Singlespeed
Purse Payout
$30/$20/$10
$30/$20/$10
Kids Race All Kids receive a medal
Men Cat 1-2
Men Cat 3
Purse Payout
Purse Payout
Men Cat 5
Men Cat 5 35+
$30/$20/$10
$30/$20/$10

Cash purses for Men’s Cat 1-2, Men’s Cat 3, and Women’s Cat 1-3 races will be paid based upon the number of rides who start the race.

# Racers Payout 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
5 or less $195 85 65 45
6 $195 85 65 45
7 $225 85 65 45 30
8 $225 85 65 45 30
9 $250 85 65 45 30 25
10 $250 85 65 45 30 25
11 $290 90 70 50 35 25 20
12 $290 90 70 50 35 25 20
13 $320 95 75 55 35 25 10 15
14 $320 95 75 55 35 25 20 15
15 $370 100 80 60 40 30 25 20 15
16 $370 100 80 60 40 30 25 20 15
17 $370 100 80 60 40 30 25 20 15
18+ $425 105 85 65 45 35 30 25 20 15

**YOU MUST BE PRESENT AT TIME OF PODIUMS TO RECEIVE YOUR AWARD**

Holeshot Awards: WD-40 BIKE is a holeshot awards sponsor.  The first rider to complete the 1st lap in each category will win the holeshot awards

Series Awards and Race Payout:

Category Series Awards
HS Boys TBD
HS Girls TBD
JH Boys TBD
JH Girls TBD
Women Cat 4 TBD
Masters 35 TBD
Masters 45 TBD
Women Cat 1-3 TBD
Men Cat 3/4 TBD
Sinlgespeed TBD
Men Cat 1-2 TBD
Men Cat 3 TBD
Men Cat 5 TBD
Men Cat 5 35+ TBD